BHOPAL(ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah has reportedly said that the ‘acche din’ promised by his political organisation will take 25 years to be achieved, adding that a mere five-year rule by the party cannot take the country to the top of the world.
However, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday claimed that party president Amit Shah’s statement on ‘acche din’ was twisted by the media, urging the latter to be ‘more responsible’.
According to reports, Shah had said that ‘acche din’ was the pride that India enjoyed before the British Raj, adding that the BJP would need to win elections at ‘every level’ of the state machinery to regain that admiration. He, however, stated that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government can reduce inflation, ensure secure borders, make a strong foreign policy, achieve economic development, provide jobs and remove poverty.
But in an attempt to clarify Shah’s statements, BJP leader Shrikant Sharma said, “Amit ji said that to make India the best in world, to make it the number one nation, more than five years are needed. The media twisted Amit ji’s statement. This is an attempt to defame and target the BJP and we condemn this attempt. The media needs to be more responsible”.
BJP leader Sudhanshu Trivedi added that “Improving infrastructure, connectivity and so on can be done in a few years. But if one wants to transform the nation into what was envisioned by leaders like Tilak and Mahatma Gandhi, it takes time”.
However, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has hit out at Shah’s comments, asking, “If the BJP had informed voters before the election that they would take 25 years to usher in ‘acche din’, would people have still voted for the party?”